Friday, December 26, 2014
Wow! What a long time since I've written here. Life here has changed. There are now a dozen horses on the property. All of the llamas passed on - as did both dogs (Emma and Abbey) and my cat Smokey finished her life at 20 years old. Long loving lives for them all. And a great hole in my heart for almost a year
We rented out some of our property to a lady who gives riding lessons. It is interesting and fun to watch and participate! But, it is not the same as having your own animal.. We still have 10 chickens, but they are getting old and are laying less and less.
I've been the one who has chosen all the animals Boyd and I have ever had - and there's been plenty! This time it was Boyd's turn. I only had once request - that the animal had to be able to come into the house. It hurts me to not let the dogs come in the house. I have always had dogs - and they always came into the house . They were part of the family. I married a man whose family considered dogs as outdoor things. So strange to me. And, I tried to live with that. It was almost unbearable. It was heart breaking. So. My only request - requirement really - is that they come in the house.
Boyd announced 2 weeks ago that he was looking for a new dog! Hooray!! We looked at a small female Pomeranian crossed with yorkshire terrier and decided against her. Too many allergens - and she was very dominant. Then we met Lucy - a 7 month old golden lab crossed with some kind of terrier. She is 40 pounds and the friendliest little girl. She loves us. She loves Boyd. She is very trainable and quite a lovely dog. We are very happy with her.